Feb 11, 2013 4:00pm PST
negotiations, etc. and pbs has a new document documentary front line called "cliff-hanger," and they cover this. michael kirk, who wrote produced and directed "cliff-hanger." michael, when we talk about the fiscal cliff negotiations, what did we learn from those in regards to how president obama will handle negotiations in his second term? >> well, the first go around back in the summer of 2011 he and john boehner went behind closed doors met in secret, cooked up what became known as the grand bargain. he had given entitlement cuts, boehner would find $800 million in revenue and that worked well until joe biden maybe accidentlily told eric cantor the number two republican and the bile rival with boehner that they were holding negotiations, and he didn't like that. they pushed everything down at the election creating at the time the fiscal cliff which was as one person in our film called a suicide event strapped on to the economy and waiting to be detonated. after the election obama sits down with boehner. they wait until the middle of december because obama has been slow walking boehner's propo
Feb 7, 2013 3:00am PST
pbs than any other network with 52%. >> bill: 46% don't trust fox. >> let me just say as someone who monitors the media and respects what journalists do -- [ laughter ] that is great news! >> bill: the public is finally waking up to the fact that fox news is not fair and balanced! >> senator mitch mcconnell is a happy kentucky basketball fan. the hill reporting the senate minority leader was visited yesterday by university of kentucky basketball coach john calipari. he gave him a piece of the floor that kentucky made on in new orleans last april when they won the ncaa championship. he'll hang that in his office. coach is in washington for the national prayer breakfast this morning. >> bill: there it is. somehow i wasn't invited. maybe because i've been invited for the last 15 years and i've never gone. i think it is an outrage that we have a national prayer breakfast. it violates everything we believe in about separation of church and state. for the president to go it is it is damn disgraceful. >> we talked about a replica oval office that the president was going to move into while t
Feb 12, 2013 6:00am PST
love this story. pbs front line, we'll see on you tough the president is whatever he says, they're going to call it divisive, right and he's a hater. whatever. they detailed rush did his recent budget battles with one scene taking a look at the speech. remember when the president eviscerated paul ryan's budget and paul ryan was there. he was talking about the proposal to privatize medicare. it says that 10 years from now if you're a 65-year-old eligible for medicare, you'll have to pay $6,400 more than you would today. instead of guaranteed health care, you'd get a voucher and if you can't buy insurance, tough luck. it ends medicare as we know it. ryan at the time called that a partisan broadside. seriously, jacki is there anything in there that's nasty or personal? >> no, but it's the screaming "you lie" at the state of the union is pretty nasty. every time you poke them in any way, it's a horrible attack of epic proportions and then they smack back, and they're like i don't know what you're to us. stephanie: right. according to the front line special, the administration offici
Feb 21, 2013 6:00am PST
now. >> big bird goes on to jump and dance, sort of. it will air on 320 pbs stations the first lady will spent the next week traveling to highlight the progress the program has made in the last three years. house democrats are working to keep at attention on republicans refusal to work with the president to stop with the sequester. the dccc is lawn -- launching an ad today talking about what will have. the online video targets tea party republicans in 27 congressional districts. house republicans are intent on moving ahead with their legislative agenda just assuming the sequester will happen, and the spending cuts will stay in place through the end of the year. we'll be back with more show after the break. we'll see you on the other side. stay with us. ♪ going to do the young turks. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out.